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Department of Art

About Us

About the Art Department

We have approximately 100 undergraduates and 18 graduate students enrolled in our visual arts programs. Uniquely, our size allows us to frequently conduct team faculty critiques, which maximizes the exchange of ideas and methods that arise within individual studio disciplines — painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and photography. Our students work and learn in well-equipped studio facilities, and we have an ideal average student-to-teacher ratio of 1-to-12 or better.

The Department of Art is housed in Lee Hall, which also serves as home for the Department of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning, and Construction Science & Management. Collaborative projects between college faculties take place regularly. Lee Hall also includes a spacious art gallery, art and architecture library, Mac labs and materials lab.

Programs and Accreditation

Our Department of Art is part of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. We offer the Bachelor of Arts in Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) professional degrees and our curricula are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Information for Current Majors

Contact Information

General Inquiries and Undergraduate Admissions

Valerie Zimany
Chair and Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics
Department of Art
Lee Hall, 2-121 

Graduate Admissions

Kathleen Thum
Graduate Program Coordinator and
Associate Professor of Art, Drawing
Lee Hall, G-28

Lee Gallery/Acorn Gallery

Denise Woodward-Detrich 
Director, Lee Gallery 
Lee Hall, 1-101 A 


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Department of Art
Department of Art | 2-121 Lee Hall, Clemson, SC 29634